A Standing Ovation from Nanaimo, BC!

I just spent the weekend with the Storytelling Guild of Nanaimo (www.aroundtowntellers.com) as their feature teller for this month’s Story Concert. To sweeten the deal they put my family and I up in a beautiful little BnB for 3 nights, totally free!  (check out Bev and Sandy’s Place, if you’re ever in town). They also paid…

ArtStarts Showcase 2017!

  I just had a phenomenal day performing and connecting at the Artist Showcase with ArtStarts in Schools! 28 professional performing artists have gathered together over these last two days to show representatives of schools, theatres, and community centers from across the province (and beyond) just what we can do. It has been an amazing…

ArtStarts Welcomes Shayna Jones!

ArtStarts in Schools is a not-for-profit organization that promotes art and creativity among British Columbia’s young people. Shayna Jones with We Are StoryFolk Traditional Storytelling Arts  is now a part of the ArtStarts family of Professional Artists!  Look for her on tour throughout British Columbia during the 2017-2016 School Year!

Children & Story

Free to find rest for a moment, emotionally and mentally liberated, each child may discover many things when stories are shared: Happiness: to release uninhibited laughter and rhythmic response of small bodies. Wonder: to foster fresh, childlike speculations as the stories unfold. Self-discovery: to permit visual and mental explorations, sometimes far removed from reality. Quiet…

Why Storytelling Matters

Why spend our time and energy listening to and retelling stories?  Through story we being to understand ourselves. Story helps us see, helps us verbalize, and helps us “connect-the-dots” of experience in our lives. Story-listening gives us a sense of belonging in a group or in a family and of being nurtured by the storyteller….

Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada

Storytellers of Canada – Conteurs du Canada is Canada’s national professional body for Storytellers. Check out their website for connections to other amazing oral storytellers,  SC-radio-CC (the round-the-clock storytelling radio program), event info, and much more.  

We Are StoryFolk

All folks have their stories. All stories have their folk. Stories are woven into the everyday fabric of our lives.They require no screens, no plugins, and no fancy manouvering. Stories, told traditionally, eye to eye and heart to heart, are an art form as old as humanity itself. Oral Stories rely less on the precision…